Join Date: Apr 2005
Congrats, another excellent acquisition!
IMVHO this blade is considerably older than the 19th c.; very good quality forging as well as sculpturing/kinatah, too.
The hilt exhibits really good workmanship. Not one of the very early hilts but a really good example with interesting details. Could you post larger pics of all sides (and the top), please?
The blade, selut, and hilt are a really fitting ensemble and may well be original.
The top/crosspiece of the scabbard seems to be intact; the stem is often crudely shaped when a pendok is covering it originally. Only close inspection may allow to verify whether the stem and/or the pendok got added later.